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RATINGS: 1482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamdead (8) - Ashland, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2004 does not count
A personal alltime favorite. Maybe more of an Imperial Pale Ale, none the less it is great. Lots of hops!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Pours a deep cloudy dark amber-copper color with a small creamy off-white head that leaves a sticky lacing in my glass, sweet fruity aromas of apples and pears. Sweet and malty like a good barleywine, sweet and sticky finish, very smooth and full bodied with a full and syrupy, creamy mouthfeel, very complex and very smooth, nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2006 Reddish amber color with a small off white head, that leaves just a ring around the edges but left nice lacing. Sweet citric hop/malt nose (reminded me of arrogant bastard). Fruity (grape) hop with a malt finish, alcohol was just slightly present.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Very typical American barleywine, but I love that style. Intense hop aroma, and hop taste and bitterness to go with it. Malty backbone and alcohol aftertaste balances the beer well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2004 Deep amber color with a thin tight head. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Starts with a hoppy bite then turns malty and finishes bittersweet with definite alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2004
This is a good Barley Wine. Malt, hop, and grapefuit flavors. Finishes dry, clean, and slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Cloudy ruby color with big hoppy aroma.Sweet sugary taste in mouth.A little too sweet for a barley wine.A bitter alcohol flavor towards the end. A weird barley.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3030) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
This is very hoppy. It has a big aroma and a sweet finish. There's a good balance, but it's more of a big IPA than a barleywine. Instead of the essence of a barleywine, it seems to have the flavors of an IPA with just the hint of strength like an I2PA would. As big of a beer as it is, that actually make it an impressive brewing feat.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Ruby tinted amber colour with a thinnish off-white head. Sweet aroma of peaches, apricots, caramel, raisins, brown and caster sugars all with a hoppy note and a malt presence. Full-bodied; Somewhat spicey initial taste mellows to a sweet flavour of fruits and some caster sugar. Aftertaste somewhat alcoholic and a bit harsh. Overall, a decent barleywine, needs some time to mature, but $4 for a 65 cL bottle is NOTHING! I bought this 65 cL bottle from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia and sampled it on 23-December-2003.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1423) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Deep, clear ruby color. Fruity, floral aroma. Very very inviting!! Nice lacing head. Very good smooth taste. Lingering hints of alcohol on the tongue. Hoppy. A great treat from Jeremy (jgb9348!!) Thanks!!!!


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